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Stage 6 is back for the rest of the week

By: Natasha Archary Image: iStock images Eskom has ramped up loadshedding between Stages 5 and 6 for the rest of the week, owing to the loss of a further 4 generating units. On Tuesday, 12 September, the power utility says the higher stages of loadshedding is needed to replenish the emergency generation reserves and increase planned maintenance. As a result Stage 5 loadshedding will be implemented until 16h00 on Tuesday, […]

today12/09/2023

Eskom loadshedding

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Stage 6 is back until further notice

By: Natasha Archary Stage 6 loadshedding is back, and here to stay until further notice, says Eskom due to the loss of a further two generation units. On Monday, 04 September, the power utility pushed the country from Stage 4 and 5 to Stage 6 loadshedding overnight, citing that the Lethabo and Matla power stations would need to be shutdown for repairs. The rolling blackouts that plagued the country for […]

today05/09/2023

botswana offers mzansi electricity

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Eskom implements Stages 4 and 6 loadshedding until further notice

Katlego Sekhu On Wednesday, July 12, Eskom announced the implementation of Stage 4 loadshedding from 07h00 am until 14h00 this afternoon, and thereafter Stage 6 loadshedding until 05h00 am on Thursday. This pattern will be repeated daily until further notice. Eskom will publish an update as soon as any significant changes occur. The announcement comes after Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa promised South Africans during a media briefing that two-thirds of […]

today12/07/2023

loadshedding implemented indefinitely

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Stage 6 loadshedding implemented indefinitely, and will likely get worse

By: Natasha Archary More breakdowns have been blamed for Eskom implementing Stage 6 loadshedding with an immediate and indefinite effect. On Monday, 20 February, South Africans woke to the news that the rolling blackouts are going to worsen after a further 8 generation units had broken down overnight. Eskom says that the Arnot, Hendrina, Lethabo, and Majuba, as well as two units at Camden had to be taken offline for […]

today20/02/2023

R80 million

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Ramaphosa still mum about power crisis as economy buckles

By: Natasha Archary President Cyril Ramaphosa who was supposed to address the alarming power crisis upon his return to the country, is instead silent on the matter, as the economy buckles. Three days since returning from the UK after attending Queen Elizabeth II's funeral, Rampahosa has left South Africans in the dark with no answers as to what his plans are to deal with the power crisis. With Eskom pushing […]

today22/09/2022

Tap and water

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Joburg Water warns of supply interruptions due to Stage 6 loadshedding

By: Natasha Archary As if Johannesburg residents weren't feeling frustrated enough due to Stage 6 loadshedding, Joburg Water now warns of possible supply interruptions. Joburg Water shared an update with customers on Monday, 19 September saying some water towers in the city were affected by the ongoing bouts of loadshedding. "The pump stations which supply water into the towers, are isolated during the electricity outage. This results in no water […]

today19/09/2022

international trip

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President cuts international trip short to address power crisis

By: Natasha Archary President Cyril Ramaphosa is set to cut his international trip short and will return home straight after the Queen's funeral. This is, according to reports in order for the President to address the power crisis which is once again plaguing the country. Eskom plunged the country into Stage 6 loadshedding over the weekend citing an increasing number of breakdowns across multiple power stations. The President who has […]

today19/09/2022

full effect

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Stage 6 escalated with possibility it will continue over the weekend

By: Natasha Archary Eskom has escalated Stage 6 loadshedding which has been plaguing the country throughout the week. Issuing a notice on Friday morning, the failing power utility is extending Stage 6 from 16h00. With the possibility that the dire situation is likely to continue this weekend, Eskom is holding a media briefing today to update South Africans further. Blaming the ongoing strikes for prolonging the 8+ hours without power, […]

today01/07/2022

Stage 6

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BREAKING: Eskom warns Stage 6 loadshedding highly likely

By: Natasha Archary Eskom has warned that there's a "very real risk" that Stage 6 loadshedding will need to be implemented from 17h00 on Tuesday, 28 June. In a media briefing that was held, CEO, Andre De Ruyter blamed the unlawful industrial action at various Eskom power stations, further breakages and a high evening peak for the decision. According to Eskom, at least 10 units have tripped, only 2 of […]

today28/06/2022

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